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A Cake Wreck is any cake that is unintentionally sad, silly, creepy, inappropriate - you name it. A Wreck is not necessarily a poorly-made cake; it's simply one I find funny, for any of a number of reasons. Anyone who has ever smeared frosting on a baked good has made a Wreck at one time or another, so I'm not here to vilify decorators: Cake Wrecks is just about finding the funny in unexpected, sugar-filled places.

Now, don't you have a photo you want to send me? ;)

- Jen

Entries in Sunday Sweets (447)

Sunday
Oct282012

Sunday Sweets: Halloween Treats

Sooo, what are you going to be for Halloween this year?
What's that you say?
You don't KNOW!?

Well, let's fix that problem right now.

How about a ghost?

Submitted by Patti and made by Cakes by Erin

WooooOOOOO!
Spooky and easy! A ghost costume, that is. This cake looks anything but easy with all the tiny spiders and snakes and spooks popping out all over the place.

 

Or, if scary isn't your thing, you could be an adorable little kitty cat, like this:

Submitted by Carrie C. and made by Wendy's Taarten

Everything about this scene is SO cute. Even the headstones look cheerful. RIP, okie dokie!?

 

Or, a vintage kitty cat! It's the same thing, only with a trendier name!

Made by amateur baker Lisa N.

This artwork really takes me back. To where, I'm not sure. I can't remember if this was a picture book or a cartoon, but it is SO familiar. Anyone?

 

Anyway, is your issue that you just can't make up your mind? Witch, pumpkin, skeleton ... what to choose, what to choose...

Submitted by Sarah M. and made by Megan Babuska of Classic Cakes

Hey, why not be all three? A skele-jack-o-witch! A witchin-jack-o-ton! A jack-o-witchy-skels! I don't know. Just be generous with the glitter and you really can't go wrong. (I LOVE the hat, it's like The Sorting Hat goes to a formal occasion).

 

Dracula is always a classic crowd-pleaser:

Submitted by Tammy S. and made by Jen Gray of Over the Top Cakes

And vampires are like, so hip right now. At least the broody teenage variety. (And, hey, you can be generous with the sparkly glitter on those, too!)

 

Speaking of broody, have you considered being Frankenstein? (I know, I know, don't tell me. Frankenstein was actually the name of the doctor who created the monster. I know. Ninety-nine percent of planet Earth still calls him Frankenstein anyway.)

By Almost Anything Cakes

'Course, the only thing I'm calling is the cops, because there's a monster decapitator in the area! Seriously, this things looks so real, I half expect it to start talking to me. Creee to the pee.

 

Still undecided? Well, it's not Halloween yet. You've still got time to go over-the-top with your costume. How about an alien Cthulhu!

By Artisan Cakes by e.t.

(Be kind to me; I have no idea what this thing is. After many fruitless attempts to spell it, I finally had to Google "tentacle beard." It is awesome nonetheless. As is any cake with nipples).

 

And now, a few helpful Halloween tips from me to you:

Don't forget to wear reflective clothing. Don't go out alone. Look both ways. Carry a flashlight.

By Salt City Bakery

And don't let anyone jack your candy.

 

Also, only trick-or-treat at homes you are familiar with. This one looks ok:

By Janell's Cakes

 

This one, I'd probably avoid:

By Creations by Skip

At all costs.

 

And please, if you must drink,

Made by Tracy G.

...drink responsibly.

 

And most of all...

By Truly Custom Cakery

Have a Very Happy Halloween!

 

Have a Sweet to nominate?  Send it to sundaysweets(at)cakewrecks.com

Sunday
Oct212012

Sunday Sweets: Fall Weddings

And now, Sunday Sweets presents ...
The Top 10 Reasons To Have a Fall Wedding!

 Are you on the fence about having a fall wedding? Well, don't be. There are plenty of great reasons to get married in the fall, and here is reason #1:  Fall weather is simply bee-utiful.

By Sugar Buzz!

  Buzz-worthy, even.

 

 Reason #2: Fall colors flatter everybody.

Submitted by Brittany B. and made by Patisserie Bechler

Have you ever seen anyone standing in front of a golden autumn sunset, awash in orange, reds and yellows, and look bad?  No, you have not. Physically impossible.

 

 Reason #3: Nature's fall bounty = super-cheap decor. 

By Cake Madam

 Yep, just snip a few branches from an oak tree, head down to your local marsh and pick a few cattails, throw in a few flowers, and boom: centerpieces.

 

 Reason #4 to have a fall wedding:  You can have a wedding photo shoot in great big pile of leaves!  Ack! It will be so cute! So cute, everyone will barf from the cuteness!

By Jody's Pantry Catering

 Try frolicking in some gilded leaves like these if you're feeling extra classy. Ooh, just think of the fun!

 

 Reason #5 is even more fun: Instead of leaving in a limo or horse-drawn carriage, you lovebirds can head off into the sunset on a hayride.

By Studio Cake

 Ok, so this cake does not actually feature hay, but close enough. You might be surprised to know how hard it is to find a quality hay-covered cake these days. (Then again, you might not.)

 

 Reason #6: There are so many great smells in the fall. Pumpkin, apple cinnamon, woodsmoke, amber candles, pine, mmmmmmyeah.

By Creative Cake Designs

 You want to know what a summer wedding smells like? Sweat. Take it from someone who got married in July.

 

 Reason #7: Think of all the romantic songs about 'harvest moons' and stuff you could play!

By Martha Stewart

 I currently can't think of any, but I'm sure they're out there.

 

Reason #8 to have a fall wedding: There are literally 25 million more fall wedding ideas floating around the internet than spring wedding ideas. I'm not even exaggerating. Google it.

By Jacques Fine European Pastries

 "Did she say 25 million?!"

"I'm totally tweeting that."

 

 Reason #9: As any seasoned pro will tell you, if you're trying to squirrel away some money, rates are often cheaper in the fall. It's nuts! (Sorry. That was acorny joke. I'll leaf it alone now.)

By Cake Girls

 (But promise me you'll think about it before you make any deciduous.)

 

 And the number one reason to have a fall wedding is...

By The Cake Diva

 It's just the perfect time to FALL in love.

 

Awwwww.

 (Also, how cute would it be to carve your initials into tiny pumpkins and scatter them throughout the room? Also, you could have a s'mores bar! Also, the flower girls could throw leaves instead of flower petals! Mini pecan pies as wedding favors... hot cider ... caramel apples ... somebody stop me, or invite me to a fall wedding already!)

 

Have a Sweet to nominate? Then e-mail it to us at Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com!